SHILLONG: The Election Commission of India will keep a pre-poll preparedness critique meeting with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura at New Delhi tomorrow, officials stated in this article nowadays.
“At the meeting tomorrow, the EC will critique the preparedness of these poll-bound states on the use of the VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines and also discuss the launch of BLO-internet in these states,” Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor instructed PTI.
All 3082 polling booths in the 60 constituencies in the state will put into action the VVPAT or VPR (Verifiable Paper Record), a system of offering suggestions to voters to validate that the vote polled by a voter goes to the proper candidate/get together, he stated.
The Election Commission will also be briefed on the achievement of the targeted enrolment drives in the state aiming to attain to 18 lakh voters of the 3.2 million populations.
Amongst the other challenges that will be talked over, will be the launching of BLO-internet, a pilot challenge of the EC aimed at enabling booth level officers to map minute information and facts about polling stations, nearest hospitals, roads and other landmarks, Kharkongor stated.
The Meghalaya CEO stated the intent is to have a greater concept of polling booths and the BLO-internet will be rolled out in 5 constituencies in Meghalaya – East Shillong, South Shillong, North Shillong and North Tura and South Tura.
Before, the EC experienced also reviewed the security pre-poll preparedness of these states.
Pursuing the meeting tomorrow, the EC officials will visit these poll-bound states, Kharkongor stated.
Assembly elections in Meghalaya are owing in March next calendar year.